In his never-ending quest to write things I need to hear, Hugh McLeod dropped this on me via Twitter.[blackbirdpie url=”http://twitter.com/gapingvoid/status/45169828172009472″]
Right now, I’m on the bleeding edge of what I’d probably consider sustainable creation for me. In the last month, I’ve taken on more clients, more responsibilities at my work and I’ve started full-tilt marathon training. I thought my schedule was full before, but I think I’m on the bleeding edge of what’s sustainable for me.
The funny thing is that I’ve noticed that this is how I start to feel when I’m doing my best work. I feel stretched. I feel like I don’t have enough time. I feel like I’m pushed to my limits. And I still want to do more.
I constantly feel like I’m juggling a million balls at once and I’m constantly scared that one of them will drop. And still…somehow, I manage to find a way to add one more thing in to the mix and keep on juggling.
There’s a fine line between riding the bleeding edge of sustainability and bleeding out entirely . I’m doing my best to walk that line carefully and not jump off any cliffs of insanity, but in the mean time, I’ll get to work and do some things that desperately need to be done.[Cliffs of Insanity]